OIC Brighton
Ovingdean Hall

A-Level college Oxford International College (OIC) is opening new boarding school in September next year.

Oxford International College Brighton will enrol British and international students from Year 9 to Year 13, offering Pre-GCSE, GCSE and A-Level courses.

The school will be located at Ovingdean Hall, built in 1792, with capacity for 500 students. The multimillion-pound development will include teaching rooms, science labs, sports and fitness centres, and will have boarding facilities for 450 students, dedicated study spaces, and a communal hall.

It will follow OIC’s curriculum model, designed by chief education officer Yasmin Sarwar, which places a strong focus on career preparation and personal development. OIC has maintaining a place at the top of the UK’s independent school league tables since 2019, with more than 90% of students achieving A*/A grades and, last year half of its students achieved straight A*s, with all its students receiving offers to study at Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Sarwar said: “OIC’s success results from a robust strategic system comprehensively designed to nurture each student’s talents and ambitions in order to give them the best possible start. Having led two schools to the top of the UK’s independent schools leaderboard, I am excited to see this successful formula applied at OIC Brighton on such a fantastic new campus.”

Before joining OIC in 2017, Sarwar was the founder and executive director of Cardiff Sixth Form College, which held the top position in the exam league tables for nine consecutive years.

In March last year OIC, Oxford Sixth Form College and d’Overbroeck’s joined schools organisation, Nord Anglia Education, which has 77 schools around the world, with OIC Brighton marking Nord Anglia’s first expansion in the UK.

Andrew Fitzmaurice, Nord Anglia’s chief executive, said: “OIC Brighton’s students will benefit from the outstanding academic provision pioneered by Yasmin and the team at OIC while being taught on an impressive new campus. As a Nord Anglia school, OIC Brighton’s students will also have access to the global opportunities we create through our partnerships with UNICEF, MIT and Juilliard, while being able to connect with 70,000 other Nord Anglia students around the world.”


Date Published: 21 June 2022

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